Andrea McGinnis is a certified GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® trainer, licensed bodywork practitioner, former professional ballet dancer, and innovative somatic educator. Her multi-layered depth of expertise as an instructor is rooted in her lifelong dedication to the creative exploration and expression of movement.
Andrea first discovered the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® in her late teens, after sustaining a major injury/surgery during her career as professional ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet. Through training in this method, not only did she recover and her dance technique significantly advance, but an entirely new depth and way of experiencing movement began to emerge. Inspired by the profound impact on her own body, she soon began studying to teach this work with a variety of master trainers in the system.
In 2016 she became a certified GYROKINESIS instructor, and 2018 she was additionally certified in the GYROTONIC ® Method. She is also authorized to teach on multiple Gyrotonic apparatuses, including: the Pulley-Tower, Jump-Stretch Board, Gyrotoner, and Archway.
Bringing to her teaching a highly embodied and extensive experience of over 18 years of practice in these methods, Andrea has a passion for guiding clients from all walks of life on their journey of embodying their potential for freedom of movement and vitality of being. She specializes in working with dancers, athletes & performing artists; especially in regards to injury recovery & rehabilitation.
A Licensed Massage Therapist with a thriving private practice since 2012, she enjoys drawing upon her vast knowledge of the inner workings of the body and highly-developed sense of touch. Deeply impacted by the internal movement and breath work modality of Continuum, she has intensively studied this practice for over 15 years with a variety of master teachers, including its founder, the late Emilie Conrad. Andrea also continues to dance professionally, currently performing with SoulSkin Dance and Metamorphosis Ballet.
Andrea has offered individual and group classes in somatic movement and dance for over the past decade, and since becoming Gyrotonic certified, she has taught at several studios throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She currently sees clients at her private practice in Marin, California at the studio, “The Flow Space”.